Med-Peds Nephrology Training Program
The University of North Carolina and the UNC Kidney Center appreciate your interest in our combined Med-Peds Nephrology training program. The Med-Peds Nephrology Fellowship provides comprehensive subspecialty clinical and research training in both pediatric and adult patients with kidney disease. The program consists of four years of training, designed to complete the ACGME requirements for both adult and pediatric nephrology. The program directors will petition the ABIM and ABP on your behalf so that, upon completion of the 4 years of training, you will be anticipated to be eligible to sit for both the adult and pediatric subspecialty board exams.
Please review further information about the categorical Adult Nephrology and Pediatric Nephrology programs. Of course, we also enthusiastically welcome Med-Peds candidates into either of the categorical programs, should the combined training not align with your career goals.
Gerald Hladik, MD
Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Koyal Jain, MD, MPH
Program Director, Adult Nephrology
Cindy Denu-Ciocca, MD
Associate Program Director, Adult Nephrology
Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH
Program Director, Pediatric Nephrology
Katie Westreich, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Nephrology
Year 1: Clinical training in adult nephrology, while maintaining a continuity clinic with both adult and pediatric patients.
Year 2: Clinical training in pediatric nephrology, while maintaining a continuity clinic with both adult and pediatric patients (at times, by mutual agreement, the order of the adult and pediatric clinical years may be reversed).
Years 3 and 4: Primary focus on development of expertise in either research methodology (basic, translational, or clinical), policy and advocacy, or quality improvement. Between 10% to 25% of your time will be devoted to clinical care of patients. Many fellows choose to pursue an MPH in Epidemiology or an MS in Clinical Research during this time with the top-ranked UNC School of Public Health; other fellows pursue other formal skill development opportunities tailored to their career goals.
Current Med-Peds Nephrology Trainees
Liz Kotzen, MD
Recent Graduate, Transplant Fellow
Duy Vu, MD
2nd year fellow
Former Med-Peds Nephrology Trainees
- Heather Stewart, MD, completed fellowship 2012
- Carla Nester, MD, completed fellowship 2007
To apply, submit your application through ERAS, designating “Nephrology – Internal Medicine.” Contact our program to let us know of your intention to pursue combined Med-Peds training, by emailing Rochelle Moser, our fantastic administrative coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to reach out to our current Med-Peds fellows and the program directors for more information.